Chinese national shoots, injures employees

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A CHINESE national, Zhang Xuelin, has been arrested after he reportedly shot and injured two of his employees in Gweru over a salary dispute.

In a statement, the Chinese Embassy in Zimbabwe yesterday said they were concerned about the 41-year-old’s actions.

“We are highly concerned about the case in which a Chinese employee of a private Chinese company near Gweru shot and injured a local employee due to a wage dispute yesterday (Sunday). Although this is an isolated incident and the embassy has no law enforcement authority over the enterprise, we firmly support Zimbabwe’s law enforcement agencies to transparently and openly investigate and handle the case in accordance with the law of Zimbabwe,” the embassy said.

It added: “Any possible illegal acts and persons who violate the law should not be shielded. China and Zimbabwe have long-standing friendship and cooperation. We call upon all relevant sides to safeguard it jealously and carefully”

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